Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak has been admitted to Tora prison hospital after he was sentenced to the life imprisonment earlier today, according to a state news agency.
MENA has reported that Mr Mubarak was taken to the prison hospital following a "health crisis". The news agency said:
Mubarak has entered to Tora prison hospital after coming out from the aircraft that was transferring him from court to prison
Egypt's Ahmed Shafiq, a former military man who will compete with the Muslim Brotherhood in a run-off presidential vote this month, said the jailing of Hosni Mubarak proved no one was above the law.
Responding to critics who say Shafiq, who was also Mubarak's last prime minister, would revive the old order he said:
We do not have a right to comment on judicial rulings but this verdict indicates that no one is above questioning if the law requires. Those rulings certainly disprove any claims that a presidential candidate can reproduce a ruling system that has ended.
Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has suffered "a health crisis" upon arrival at prison after he was given a life sentence over the killing of protesters in the uprising against his rule, state television reported.
"Mubarak was afflicted by a health crisis upon his arrival at Torah Prison and is being treated in the helicopter," the report said, quoting a medical source, referring to the helicopter that transferred him to the jail.
Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and other defendants standing trial with him must be retried with solid evidence, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said in a statement issued by the campaign of its presidential candidate.
– Yasser Ali, official spokesman for the Mohamed Mursi campaign
The public prosecutor did not carry out its full duty in gathering adequate evidence to convict the accused for killing protesters.
- Hosni Mubarak: Guilty of conspiring in the killing of protesters - life imprisonment. Found not guilty of corruption charges
- Alaa and Gamal Mubarak: Not guilty of corruption
- Former Interior Minister Habib al-Aldy: Guilty of conspiring in killing of protesters - life imprisonment
- Four aides of al-Aldy: Not guilty of charges of complicity, instigation and providing assistance in the murder and attempted murder of protesters
Egypt's prosecutor general ordered the transfer of deposed President Hosni Mubarak to prison after he was sentenced to life in prison for complicity in the murder of protesters, state television reported.
Meanwhile, Egyptian police and protesters unhappy with the verdict clash outside the Cairo courthouse.
Emotional relatives of people who died during Egypt's revolution are pictured outside the court in Cairo which sentenced ex-president Hosni Mubarak to life in prison.
Hosni Mubarak's two sons have been cleared of corruption charges today. Gamal and Alaa stood alongside their father in the cage reserved for defendants as they heard their verdicts.
The court in Egypt has descended in to scuffles in reaction to Hosni Mubarak being sentenced to life in prison for conspiring in the killing of protesters.